Serving size: 10 g
Per 100 g
|Sodium||6.9 mg||69 mg|
Anise Myrtle grows in the sub-tropical rainforest regions of eastern Australia and is related to the lemon myrtle tree. Indigenous Australians traditionally use Anise Myrtle to flavour food and to make a revitalising beverage.
With a distinct aniseed-licorice flavour, this dried Anise Myrtle leaf from Northern NSW has an essential oil profile comparable to true aniseed. Use it as a Bushfood substitute in any dish that you would normally flavour with Aniseed.
Anise Myrtle can be used wherever you use Star Anise, Fennel or aniseed liqueur to give a great aniseed-licorice flavour to your recipes and hot drinks.
Steep 1-2 teaspoons of Anise Myrtle in boiled water for several minutes to create a refreshing herbal tea, add it to you favourite Chai blend in place of Star Anise, or pop a pinch into your favourite hot chocolate recipe.
Anise Myrtle is a wonderful Bushfood addition to any spice blend – to use in curries and hotpots, or combined with seeds for dipping with crusty bread and oil. Add a little to a stir fry – delicious with chilli and seafood, a perfect accompaniment for pork. Toss vegetables in Anise Myrtle and coconut or olive oil before roasting, or sprinkle over any salad for a tasty aniseed lift. Great in dips, salad dressings and hot sauces.
Replace aniseed liqueurs in savoury or sweet recipes with Anise Myrtle for a truly delightful alcohol free licorice flavour. Anise Myrtle adds a unique flavour to fresh baked bread, muffins and cookies, and is truly wonderful in rich fruit cakes and steamed winter puddings.
Anise Myrtle (Backhousia anisata), dried and ground.